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PostSubject: A night to ponder   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 11:57

'Wing' went in for it's 12k service this morning. The service manager has phoned to say it's ready but wants to chat with me about something he found!!

He wouldn't go into detail but asked what, if anything I used on the engine after cleaning. He intimated something sticking!!!!

I now have a whole night to think!!!!

I'll find out tomorrow lunchtime when I collect.

What can stick regards the external side of the engine? study No


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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 12:53

Doug,
Must be bad if he couldn't tell you over the phone!

Something sticking? Tell him to 'Stick his bill up his a**e'.

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 13:11

That's what happens when you use slime instead of oil rabbit
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Mon 07 Nov 2011, 14:51

tarmacburner2 wrote:
Doug,
Must be bad if he couldn't tell you over the phone!

Something sticking? Tell him to 'Stick his bill up his a**e'.

Cheers,

Bet you he tries to stick me for the bill!!!!

I'm going armed with the extended warranty. Squirm you dealer - squirm!!!!!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 10:08

Engine!!

Ha! It was a sticking hand brake!!! No drama's at all. I never use it, so it therefor seized.

Tyre replaced, brake fluid changed, filters changed - they needed it evidently!!!

Rode home in torrential rain! Which leads me on to a good moan!!

The weather forecast stated 17% chance of rain for my area. Yet it has rained 100% of the time since I arose this morning!!!! Do meteorologists use a different form of mathematics than the rest of us? Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 10:59

Best forecast you can give is "There is a fifty percent chance of rain."

Meaning it will either rain or it wont.

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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Tue 08 Nov 2011, 11:56

'Rather warm or cold - bright showers' Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Wed 09 Nov 2011, 10:05

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>Rode home in torrential rain! Which leads me on to a good moan!!
The weather forecast stated 17% chance of rain for my area. Yet it has rained 100% of the time since I arose this morning!!!! Do meteorologists use a different form of mathematics than the rest of us? Evil or Very Mad
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In realspeak that'd mean; In 17% of the area it will be raining all of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Wed 09 Nov 2011, 10:10

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Waspie wrote:
>Rode home in torrential rain! Which leads me on to a good moan!!
The weather forecast stated 17% chance of rain for my area. Yet it has rained 100% of the time since I arose this morning!!!! Do meteorologists use a different form of mathematics than the rest of us? Evil or Very Mad
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In realspeak that'd mean; In 17% of the area it will be raining all of the time.

Thanks for that.

It also explains why the rain in Spain does stay mainly on the plain!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Wed 09 Nov 2011, 13:34

How much did this cost you Waspie?.I know your bike's under warranty, but, i never let anyone touch my bike. Air filter was £24. Oil filter i paid £8. I use Halfords Semi -Synthetic 10/40's £26 for 5litres=2 oil changes. The new rear tyre( i took the wheel off and they put new tyre,valve and balanced the wheel) £65. A can of brake fluid (DOT4)500mls£2. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A night to ponder   Wed 09 Nov 2011, 17:33

Looking at the prices you quoted I didn't fair too badly!!!

But as per, it was the labour that was the stinger. That is the down side with keeping a warranty.

At the moment I'm working so finances ain't too bad. Give it a few years and retirement - well!! That will be another story. My one saving grace is I have a semi engineering background, albeit aviation. But a nut and bolt is a nut and bolt. What a Face
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